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Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals, including wolves, foxes, ferrets, sea lions and (in rare instances) humans. Heartworms are classified as nematodes (roundworms) and are filarids, one of many species of roundworms. Dogs and cats of any age or breed are susceptible to infection.

For less than the cost of going to Starbucks for a weekly coffee, you can prevent heartworm disease in your dog. There are monthly pills, monthly topicals that you put on the skin, and there IS also a six-month injectable product. The damage that is done to the dog and the cost of the treatment is far more than the cost to prevent heartworm disease. A year’s supply of heartworm preventative costs between $40.50 and $50.90, depending on a dog’s weight.

Protect your pet. Heartworms are deadly . Prevention is much less expensive than the treatment, much safer, and much easier for your beloved dog! $10 off blood work check and company discount on Heartgard – the  flavored treatment for dogs given once a month to prevent heartworms. Call the Animal Clinic today and schedule an appointment.